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November 18, 2009–February 8, 2010 at the Getty Villa


Admission to the Getty Villa is FREE. For visitor information, see information on planning a visit or call (310) 440-7300. All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required for performances, lectures, seminars, and courses.


Collecting with Mr. Getty
Museum director Michael Brand welcomes former Getty Museum director Stephen Garrett and former curators Gillian Wilson and Burton Fredericksen to discuss their experiences working with J. Paul Getty. The panel shares anecdotes and insights about how Mr. Getty formed his collection and his fascination with Greek and Roman antiquities.

Free; a ticket is required.

Watch or download a video of this program.

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

Gallery Course

Collecting: Old World Traditions, New World Applications
Collecting has a long and distinguished history. After a review of collecting practices from the Renaissance through the 18th century, this course will focus on 19th- and 20th-century connoisseurs and their influence on the development of museums. Course fee $30. Open to 40 participants.

Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

March 3, 2010, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms

Portrait of J. Paul Getty / Brockhurst

GettyGuide™ Audio Player

Learn about works that J. Paul Getty discovered and his relationship to those objects. Pick up an audio player for $5 on the first floor of the Museum or in the Entry Pavilion at the Getty Villa.